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30th-Aug-2010 03:34 am(no subject)
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I had the fortune to attend a free screening last night, so this is the
first time for me to release a review before the movie comes out!

As a fan who read these books when I was a kid, the Narnia movies are a
long time coming. I thought the effects, score, and script were
elegantly executed, and I also appreciated that Disney did not cutesify
it down to patronize the kids. Aside from the cute mice (which the movie
even admitted, "oh, how cute!"), you could take a lot of the Narnian
creatures seriously. Their style was realistic (and even a bit
frightening) instead of dainty; think Pan's Labrynth without the R
rating. It keeps true to the spirit of C.S. Lewis' work, who took
children and a good fairy tale seriously. It's why even though I
didn't like the movie forming a little love interest between Susan
 and Prince Caspian, I can live with it since it elaborated
on the reasons why she and Peter were too old to come back to Narnia
again (my sister was positively scandalized at them taking that
liberty, though. Purist, lol). This is a war movie, and the whole
thing is one battle sequence after another. Each battle had
different elements to keep it from getting monotonous, and I really
 enjoyed the war maneuvers they added which weren't in the book.
There is one in particular which you can say is omg badass, but I won't say what it is.
Brilliant! Imo, Prince Caspian is the most mundane plot out of all the Narnian Chronicles,
so I'm impressed they managed to make it into a full length movie when the BBC version
combined it with the third book. Nice job, Adamson!

In the End: Narnia's been getting a reputation as being Lord of the
Rings
for kids. I think it's an accurate description, since it is that
epic and timeless!
Rating: [8.5/10]
6th-May-2008 07:28 am - 3x13: Ghostfacers
I'll hold your glasses, Ed!
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26th-Mar-2008 07:37 pm - Movie Review: Charlie Wilson's War
PhotobucketCharlie Wilson's War

I don't share Aaron Sorkin's politics, but I was way impressed after seeing A Few Good Men onstage, so he was what dragged me out when I would've ordinarily stayed in and watched XF.

I loved this movie! It doesn't get any better than watching Phillip Seymour Hoffman doing comedy penned by Sorkin. Comedy, folks! That's what sold me since most political movies are too preachy for my taste. But this one is more concerned with telling a great story (based on a true story, too) in an entertaining way; the politics was just part of the landscape. There are tons of political thriller/action flicks, but I've never seen one where the conspiracy and intrigue is 90% delivered by two people (barely more than 2-3 people on screen most of the time) bantering in jokes and sarcasm. That's not to say it was all jaded flippancy, which would have turned me off just as much as if it had gone preachy. You could tell in between all the schmoozing, the characters weren't souless scoffers, but they cared about what was going on - and I think that's a credit to whoever decided to cast Tom Hanks as the woman-chasing, boozehound politician instead of someone like, oh, George Clooney (ugh).

If you've had your fill of all the other comedy genres - dorky/stupid/toilet/nerdy,etc - and need something more substantive to bring the lolz, go check out all the fantastic witty repartee in this one! I'm going to watch it again tommorrow. :)


Rating: 9/10


Choice Quote:
Charlie Wilson [to CIA agent Gust]: You're no James Bond.
Gust Avrakotos [to politician Wilson]: You're no Thomas Jefferson, either. Let's call it even.
26th-Feb-2008 12:16 am - 3x12
I saved myself for marriage, and all I got was this crappy apocalypse.

3x12: Jus in BelloCollapse )
16th-Feb-2008 12:33 am - 3x11
Ooh, Snap. I think this may be the first time a Winchester let the bad guy get away. Tricker's got mad bragging rights now.

3x11: Mystery SpotCollapse )
10th-Feb-2008 03:53 pm - Two for One: 3x9, 3x10
Total catfest: 3x9: Malleus MaleficarumCollapse )

The dream sequences saved the show: 3x10: Dream a Little Dream of MeCollapse )
17th-Nov-2007 09:35 am - 3x07
Blood. Lots and lots of blood.

3x07: Fresh BloodCollapse )
12th-Nov-2007 11:48 am(no subject)
I hate that all the bananas in a bunch ripen at the same time. If I were to live my life over again, I would shun economics and major in science instead, and develop a genetically altered variety of banana which has a time-releasing ripening function so that the consumer can eat their bananas one at a time instead of ALL AT ONCE. But I can't. So I'm throwing this out there to you future scientists. It will make the world a better place.
11th-Nov-2007 05:55 pm - 2x06
"Everyone's thinkin' it...I'm just sayin' it: PIRATES!"

2x06: Red Sky At DawnCollapse )
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